‘I was there at the finish’ of the Boston Marathon

“I was there at the finish, shooting finish line scenes, and then bang, it just went off, and then less than 15 to 20 seconds after there was a second explosion, closer to Fairfield Street. It was just immediately [evident] there were injuries, right in the middle of the spectator crowds. There was blood
everywhere; there were victims being carried out on stretchers. I saw someone lose their leg, people are crying, people are confused.’’

Steve Silva,

STEVE SILVA senior sports producer, who recorded two ­videos: of the blast and of the aftermath

“The [medical] tent sections were cordoned off and labeled: triage, triage II, and morgue.


In the triage area closest to the ambulances, half a dozen wounded runners were visible. One woman had her head wrapped in a bandage. Two others had large wraps over their legs.

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There were ‘a lot of lower leg injuries,’ said Boston Athletic Association head nurse Jeanette Corsini. ‘Obviously some pretty horrific injuries. . . . Thank God, Boston EMS was here. But I think everyone fell right into place and did what they needed to do. This isn’t something you prepare for.’

The section labeled morgue was blocked from view.’’

Seth Lakso,


Globe correspondent